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HARDSCRABBLE WAY is a coming of age story about what happens when a family who had it all loses everything. Resilient teenage Delia Williams and her mother find themselves struggling to survive in a tent city on the outskirts of Philadelphia. When it seems things can't get worse, a social worker threatens to send Delia to foster care and hospitalize her mother. Inside the tent city, Delia and Emily overcome obstacles as they discover what truly matters. In the tradition of characters you met in The Secret Life of Bees, The Elegance of the Hedgehog, and White Oleander, Delia is a character who will warm your heart and stay with you.
HARDSCRABBLE WAY was inspired by actual events.
Short story "Intentions" coming October, 2019 Potato Soup Journal
Short story “Romance” finalist Tuscan Writer’s Festival Short story “Secrets” in anthology Of Burgers & Barrooms
Screenplay entitled The Contessa’s Vineyard placed in the quarterfinals of a national screenwriting competition.
Porch Chairs, Best Poems of the 90s.
Life in the Freezer, Best Poems of 1996
Random Acts of Kindness, Sparkles in the Sand Anthology
In Palermo, Honorable Mention, Distinguished Poets Award Contest
Bad Girls Do It, Best Poems of 1995.
Safe Harbor, Editors' Choice Award, National Library of Poetry
Safe Harbor, Sparrowgrass
She Looks, Dusting off Dreams Anthology
Companions, Third Prize Editors' Choice Award In the Desert Sun Anthology
Sea Treasures, Pegasus
Eight Reasons to Love France, GoNomad
Bologna: Old City with Many Names, GoNomad
Eating Ireland, In the Know Traveler
Heaven is a Kitchen in Venice, In the Know Traveler
Jamaica: The Politics of Paradise, Bootsnall